[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-board] Meetups

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Tue Mar 10 11:04:43 UTC 2015

Thanks Simon, I have an established tradition of combining meetup events
with other groups. We call them Meetup Mashups, and a nice way to get
different communities together to discuss issues, and "dig deeper" than
more "siloed" conversations. Attempts at bullying, however, don't settle
well with me, but not worth the trouble, honestly, so moving on for now.
Thanks and best wishes, Bev

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 5:47 AM, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:

> In 2010 we held a Leeds (UK) chapter meeting in Manchester (they're close
> in US terms, but not that close in UK terms;).
> That was a deliberate test to see if there was an appetite for security
> events in Manchester, and as a result of the successful event we started
> the Manchester chapter.
> So I think it can be a very good idea to have chapter meetings in new
> areas, although I would obviously be very wary of one chapter 'encroaching'
> on another's area ;)
> I'm also in favour of combined events - we've talked about doing that in
> the north of England (but not done so yet) and I'm sure this will have been
> done in other areas.
> I'd say go for it - see how many people turn up. If you expand OWASP's
> 'reach' then its good. If you dont get as many people as you hoped then
> maybe it wasnt such a good idea.
> Cheers,
> Simon
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